Jobless rates in western Minnesota counties rose slightly in November.

The unemployment rate in Stevens County was one tenth of a point higher in November at 1.6 percent, according to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. Other county rates include:

 

Big Stone        2.3                   unchanged

Grant               2.8                   +0.4

Pope                2.0                   +0.2

Swift               2.3                   +0.1

Traverse           2.3                   +0.3

 

The comparable statewide jobless figure is 2.2 percent and nationwide it’s 3.5 percent.

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